by Israel National News
IDF, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry delegation heads to Turkey following devastating earthquake which killed thousands.
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This evening (Monday), the joint "Olive Branches"
humanitarian aid delegation of the Israel Defense Forces, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense will leave Israel for Türkiye
(Turkey) to assist in the earthquake-stricken area of the country.
The delegation, led by the IDF Home Front Command, will depart from the Nevatim Air Force Base on Israeli Air Force aircraft this evening. The delegation is expected to begin its search and rescue mission immediately. An advanced team departed for Türkiye earlier this afternoon and will receive the delegation upon landing in Türkiye.
The Commanding Officer of the Home Front Command, MG Rafi Milo, defined the delegation's mission as providing immediate assistance in life-saving efforts. This will include quickly mapping out the sites hit by the earthquake. In parallel, the delegation is preparing to provide medical assistance to individuals rescued from the sites hit by the earthquake.
The delegation will operate in cooperation with its Turkish and international counterparts during the mission.
The delegation is prepared to deal with extreme weather conditions.
Israel National News
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